If youre anything like me, the idea of using oil on your face, hair or body is a no-no. Why would you want to put anything greasy on an area that isnt meant to be, well, greasy? That was my way of thinking, anyway, until I was given a face oil to try out (Facial Oil for Glowing Radiance, £55, by organic brand, Ila, to be precise). And since then I havent looked back.
You see, contrary to common belief, using oil on your face actually helps to prevent greasy skin instead of creating it. This is because oil-free cleansers and moisturisers can strip the skin of its natural oils, forcing it to overcompensate on oil production (potentially leading to spots). A little bit of oil used in either a cleanser or moisturiser will work wonders for your complexion. And as Max Mara and Missoni perfectly demonstrated on the catwalk, luminously dewy dewy skin is a must for SS10.
But its not just my face that Ive embraced oil for Ive discovered just how amazing a body oil can be. Johnsons Baby Oil leaves my skin softer than even my favourite body cream and its only £1.99.
Finally, theres one other area I like to apply (you guessed it) oil to my hair. Ive been using Delicate Care Organic Oil, £13.75, by Matix Biolage containing argan, lavender and olive oil and love it. I simply comb it through before bedtime and wash it off the next day. It nurtures my fine, damaged hair without leaving a hint of grease.